International Women's Day takes place every year on 8 March, and we wanted to make sure we highlighted the amazing work being done by the women of Matchday who are helping us build an experience with an unprecedented approach of inclusion towards women's football.
We've already received a visit from Alexia Putellas to help shape our product vision and future game design choices and we're always striving to ensure everything we create is as inclusive as possible.
Get to know the team a little better with our profiles...
Role: Motion Graphic Designer.
Her colleagues describe her as: creative, ambitious, adaptable, talented, quick, positive.
Team(s) supported: Juventus and Italy.
Childhood hero(es): Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala.
Favourite saying: "You can say 'I love you' in Helvetica." - Massimo Vignelli.
Passionate about: discovering new places to eat, plants, cats.
Relaxation go-tos: call a friend to talk/vent, Netflix, Marvel movies and comics, listening to Queen.
Responsible for: working with animation, audio, and visual effects to create motion content and graphics for various media, such as social media, advertising etc.
Role: Community Lead.
Her colleagues describe her as: leader, confident, insightful, driven, decisive, concise.
Team(s) supported: Namsos IL, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Childhood hero(es): Peter Schmeichel and Bente Nordby.
Favourite saying: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." - Luke 6:31 (I am not particularly religious but live by this quote).
Passionate about: children's rights, animal welfare, strength and fitness, horses, encouraging kids to stay active, football.
Relaxation go-tos: hiking, yoga, TV, family sofa time, watching football, horse riding.
Responsible for: the team that creates and manages programs and initiatives that foster engagement, connection, and a sense of belonging among members of the Matchday community.
Role: Community Operations.
Her colleagues describe her as: backbone, resourceful, accurate, organised, thoughtful, patient.
Team(s) supported: Chelsea.
Childhood hero(es): Doraemon.
Favourite saying: "I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work." - Thomas Edison.
Passionate about: Exploring the world, education.
Relaxation go-tos: Travelling.
Responsible for: operations, tracking the progress and timeline of activities, and reviewing plans.
Role: Product Manager.
Her colleagues describe her as: a welcome new addition to the team - we're all excited to get to know you, Linda!
Team(s) supported: USWNT and Manchester United.
Childhood hero(es): Michelle Kwan.
Favourite saying: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor Frankl.
Passionate about: many things!
Relaxation go-tos: working out, sauna, wake surfing and boarding.
Responsible for: product strategy and experience on Matchday’s platform.
Ariana has been busy creating our first content on TikTok, bringing a new dimension to the Matchday experience with some great video shorts. Make sure you check them out here!
We're proud to have some of the world's finest female footballers associated with Matchday:
We're delighted to be expanding the Matchday experience with women's cards in the near future and we'll also have a separate challenge around the FIFA Women's World Cup in July. Watch this space for more updates!
We'd love to add more members to our Matchday squad - check out our current vacancies below:
Happy International Women's Day, from Matchday!